Nadine Hall-Lowe

Counsellor, Mediator and Supervisor


Addictions, Mental Health Issues and Mediation. If you are considering change, want to change or are being told to change, please phone. I can support your plans at your pace.


Areas of Special Interest

  • All aspects of addiction.
  • Anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and anger management.
  • Supporting staff through restructures, work place conflict, and emotional/personal problems.


Mental Health and Addiction

I offer general counselling services to support individuals, their families and employers to navigate mental health and addiction issues. I specialise in providing comprehensive mental health and addiction assessments and implementing collaborative treatment plans.

Are you considering making changes to your alcohol or drug use? Perhaps you are concerned about someone close to you? Whether you wish to reduce your use or stop altogether, I can support you with the positive changes you decide to make.

I established Talking Change in 2017 to meet a need for clients to promptly access an experienced and qualified Alcohol and Drug Practitioner.


Workplace Issues

I am experienced in all aspects of workplace stress and am an approved EAP provider with Instep Limited and EAP Services. I am available for smaller business who do not have a formal EAP provider scheme to support staff through restructures, work place conflict, and emotional/personal problems.


Counselling Approach

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Mindfulness, Grounding and Relaxation Techniques
  • Strengths Based Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioural Approach (CBT)
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Background and Experience

At a personal level my most recent experience has been in the two areas of:

  • Addiction and Mental Health; and
  • Dispute Resolution.

I have ten years’ experience working in a variety of mental health settings and a Non-Government Organisation, working one on one with clients, families and facilitating group programmes.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered AOD Practitioner
- Practitioner Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- Accredited Clinical Supervisor with the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
- Associate Member of Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ)

Q Qualifications

- Post Graduate Certificate Health Science (Addiction and Co-Existing Problems), Otago University
- Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Nursing (Mental Health), Victoria University
- Diploma Nursing, Wellington Polytechnic
- Graduate Diploma Business Studies (Dispute Resolution), Massey University
- Supervision Skills for Health and Social Service Professionals, Unitech

Q Appointments

Flexible, please call to discuss.

Q Payment Options

Cash/invoiced on appointment day. Payment required within two days as per my terms and conditions.